Cal Vs. Stanford: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The California Golden Bears (3-6, 2-4 Pac-12) and the Stanford Cardinal (3-7, 2-6 Pac-12) meet in the 2021 edition of The Big Game. The Golden Bears, listed at -2 on the spread, take to the road against the Cardinal, with +110 moneyline odds to win, on November 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. A total of 45.5 points has been set for the contest by sportsbooks.

In this article we will break down what you need to know to make a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, stats and trends, while also providing you with the best odds available.

This article makes reference to lines updated as of November 20, 2021 at 7:01 PM ET. See all the up-to-date odds for this contest in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Cal Vs. Stanford Betting Odds

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Cal Offense Vs. Stanford Defense

Golden Bears Offense Stats (Rank) Cardinal Defense
22.9 (104) Points/Gm 30.3 (94)
391.3 (68) Yards/Gm 427.0 (108)
231.0 (61) Pass Yards/Gm 196.2 (32)
160.3 (66) Rush Yards/Gm 230.8 (128)
6.9 (95) Yards/Pass 7.1 (49)
4.7 (43) Yards/Rush 5.5 (120)
42.4% (46) 3rd Down % 43.3% (106)
6 (15) Turnovers 5 (117)
5 (30) Sacks 8 (66)

Stanford Offense Vs. Cal Defense

Stanford Offense Stats (Rank) Cal Defense
22.0 (110) Points/Gm 22.2 (40)
312.4 (115) Yards/Gm 363.0 (60)
217.1 (73) Pass Yards/Gm 232.0 (72)
95.3 (121) Rush Yards/Gm 131.0 (43)
7.1 (85) Yards/Pass 6.9 (35)
3.5 (107) Yards/Rush 3.9 (50)
33.6% (114) 3rd Down % 44.0% (109)
10 (62) Turnovers 10 (47)
12 (100) Sacks 3 (118)

When Cal Has The Ball

  • The Golden Bears have committed only 6 turnovers this season (15th in college football). The Cardinal have forced 5, which ranks 117th.
  • Stanford gives up 5.5 yards per rushing attempt (120th in the FBS). Cal is 43rd in rushing, averaging 4.7 per carry.
  • The Golden Bears have the 66th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (160.3 yards per game), and will be up against the 128th-ranked defense in that category, as the Cardinal allow 230.8 per game.
  • Cal converts 42.4% of its third downs (46th in college football), while Stanford’s defense ranks 106th in that category (43.3%)

When Stanford Has The Ball

  • The Cardinal’s 95.3 rushing yards per game is good for 121st in the FBS. The Golden Bears’ defense gives up 131.0 on the ground (43rd in college football).
  • Cal has the 40th-ranked scoring defense (22.2 points per game). Stanford’s 110th-ranked scoring offense averages 22.0 points per game.
  • The Cardinal average 3.5 yards per carry (107th in college football) compared to the 3.9 per attempt the Golden Bears give up (50th in the FBS).
  • Stanford averages 312.4 yards per game to rank 115th in the FBS. They will be facing a Cal defense ranked 60th, allowing 363.0 yards per game.
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Cal Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cal has put together a 5-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Bears have covered the spread once this season (1-4 ATS) when playing as at least 2-point favorites.
  • In Cal’s nine games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total four times.
  • Cal’s games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 45.5 points four times.
  • The Golden Bears have been favored on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 2-3 in those games.

Stanford Betting Trends And Insights

  • Stanford is 3-7-0 ATS this season.
  • The Cardinal have covered the spread twice when an underdog by 2 points or more this season (in seven opportunities).
  • A total of four Stanford games this year have hit the over.
  • Stanford has played seven games this season that ended with a combined score higher than 45.5 points.
  • This season, the Cardinal have been the underdog eight times and won two of those games.

Cal Players To Watch

  • Chase Garbers has thrown for 1,784 yards while completing 65.4% of his passes (153-of-234), with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions this year (223.0 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 65 times for 361 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 45.1 yards per game.
  • Damien Moore has picked up a team-high 490 rushing yards (54.4 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns.
  • Trevon Clark has 26 catches, leading his team with 469 yards (58.6 ypg) while also scoring three touchdowns this season.
  • Jeremiah Hunter has also contributed with 21 catches for 388 yards and one touchdown this year. He averages 48.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Kekoa Crawford has 368 receiving yards on 23 receptions, averaging 46.0 yards per game.

Stanford Players To Watch

  • This year, Tanner McKee has racked up 1,916 passing yards (239.5 yards per game) while going 160-for-247 (64.8% completion percentage) and throwing 14 touchdowns and five interceptions.
  • Nathaniel Peat has 70 carries for a team-high 382 rushing yards (38.2 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • This season Austin Jones has rushed for 315 yards on 88 carries (35.0 ypg). Jones also helps out in the passing game, catching 29 passes to lead the team with 254 yards (28.2 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Ben Yurosek has 32 catches and paces his team with 502 receiving yards (55.8 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Elijah Higgins has hauled in 37 catches for 449 yards (56.1 yards per game) and four touchdowns.

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